Reading Horizons and MetaMetrics have announced the expansion of their partnership with the addition of Lexile measures in the Reading Horizons Discovery program. Reading Horizons and MetaMetrics, developer of the Lexile Framework for Reading, first announced their partnership in May 2015 when Lexile measures launched in the Reading Horizons Elevate reading program.
Reading Horizons Discovery is a strategy-based reading solution designed for students in Kindergarten through third grade that incorporates multi-sensory, Orton-Gillingham principles of instruction and a unique marking system that delivers superior results. The effective, easy-to-use software utilizes the most current technology and instructional best practices to deliver assessments and skill-based lessons for each grade level, K-3. Initial assessments ensure that teachers have an accurate measure of each student’s ability and the software adapts to meet the needs and skill levels of those students and provides differentiation as they progress through the program.
The software includes formative assessments as well as vocabulary, games, and activities. Reading Horizons Discovery fulfills 92% of the standards for foundational reading skills for students in K-3, as well as other standards outlined by the Common Core State Standards, and is correlated to the findings of the National Reading Panel.
The assessment’s initial Lexile measure serves as a benchmark for gauging both a student’s reading ability and the complexity of text so that appropriate reading materials can be matched to the student as they progress. Reading Horizons Discovery automatically unlocks reading passages in the software library as additional skills are mastered. Each book in the library has been measured by MetaMetrics and has an official Lexile level.
Source: Reading Horizons, readinghorizons.com; MetaMetrics, metametricsinc.com